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Senior Software Engineer- Data Ingestion Systems



Software Engineering
Bellevue, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Build the future of data. Join the Snowflake team.

The Data Ingestion team builds large scale, low latency systems for seamless data ingestion into Snowflake. We are building capabilities for several ingestion patterns including auto-ingestion, batch ingestion, and streaming ingestion. By innovating technologies for loading semi-structured and unstructured data, ability to seamlessly handle schema inference and evolution, we are enabling our customers to handle their diverse and ever increasing data needs. Some of the capabilities built by the team are described here. Come join us, we are in very early stages of building the ingestion systems of tomorrow.


  • Design and develop features, understand customer requirements and meet business goals.
  • Build highly reliable software to meet the needs of the largest customers.
  • Partner closely with our Product team to understand requirements and design cutting edge new capabilities that go directly into customer’s hands.
  • Analyze fault-tolerance and high availability issues, performance and scale challenges, and solve them.
  • Ensure operational readiness of the services and meet the commitments to our customers regarding reliability, availability, and performance.


  • 5+ years industry experience designing and building distributed data systems.
  • Experience building enterprise grade, reliable and trustworthy software or services.
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, and strong CS fundamentals including data structures, algorithms, and distributed systems.
  • Fluency in Java or C++.
  • Experience building systems for public or private clouds.
  • Experience with SQL and/or other database technologies including internal implementations is a plus.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, collaborate well, and mentor junior engineers.
  • Ability to work on-site in our downtown Bellevue office.

The following represents the expected range of compensation for this role:

  • The estimated base salary range for this role is $183,000 - $246,750.
  • Additionally, this role is eligible to participate in Snowflake’s bonus and equity plan.

The successful candidate’s starting salary will be determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as skills, experience, and geographic location. This role is also eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; 401(k) retirement plan; flexible spending & health savings account; at least 12 paid holidays; paid time off; parental leave; employee assistance program; and other company benefits.

Snowflake is growing fast, and we’re scaling our team to help enable and accelerate our growth. We are looking for people who share our values, challenge ordinary thinking, and push the pace of innovation while building a future for themselves and Snowflake.

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